My short bio: I work for the government to screen for invasive species. Often the only way to confirm species on moths is to dissect the male genitalia and count the spines, as well as looking at shapes of plates in their armor. I got the job through a reddit connection, and have been working there about 15 months.
Edit: the small thing above the moth eye is the ocellus - a primitive eye that looks at the sun.
Here is a blog with a bunch of my images from our local nature preserve.
Here is a video of a moth from Costa Rica that I was glad to spare from dissection.
I got this job through a reddit connection.
I have a BA in Asian Studies and an MS in Zoology.
My Proof: Some moth parts